No matter how light and lean the food is, cooking it will produce harmful emissions that haunt the kitchen. To this day, the most effective way to deal with that problem is an updraft ventilation system or an exhaust hood. And a strong one is nothing short of a godsend.
The Cavaliere 30-inch AP238-PS29-30 that we’re going to look at today is a ducted wall mount range hood, and it has been quite popular lately. Its strong suction, solid build, and functional features fit the profiles of a lot of people. Let’s take a closer look at this wall mount range hood to see if it fits yours, too.
Cavaliere Range Hood Review: Best Features
One of the most remarkable features of this Cavaliere is its impressive extraction power. Extracting 900 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM), this hood is among the strongest residential ventilation systems on the market.
To calculate how much suction would be enough for your range, a rule of thumb is that you’d need 1 CFM for every British thermal unit (BTU) in your range’s rating. For example, if your gas range puts out a total capacity of 50,000 BTU, the rating for the hood should be at least 500 CFM.
Following the same formula, this 900 CFM hood is fully capable of handling up to 90,000 BTU. However, the powerful operation is traded for quietness as many owners have reported the noise the hood makes during higher speeds.
The Cavaliere range hood is made from 19-gauge commercial grade stainless steel that won’t rust or corrode under normal circumstances. The exterior has a modern and attractive brushed finish. The brushed metal won’t retain fingerprints, and if it does, the smudges are easy to clean off. Consequently, the hood looks good for longer without requiring much attention.
The stainless steel baffle degreasers, which are dishwasher-safe, also need little upkeep. Stainless steel filters are sometimes dubbed “permanent filters,” meaning they can be cleaned and reused for as long as you’d like.
The electronic control panel is mounted on the front of the hood. There’s a quality sensitive touch control, instead of buttons, and the panel lets you control the four speeds, the energy-efficient LED lighting, and the delay-shutoff function.
The delay-shutoff allows users 15 minutes of programmable time.
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The Cavalier 30-inch 900 CFM stainless steel wall mount range hood comes with everything you need to set it up. There’s a duct chimney cover, as well, that fits kitchens with a ceiling 8 to 9 feet high. There are extensions to buy for higher ceilings, but you should check with the company’s stock first.
The model is under a 1-year warranty.